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July 9, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although general manager Ron Hextall isn't enthralled by the idea, the Flyers could start the season with one of their heralded defensive prospects in the lineup. And if you flip the calendar to 2016-17 and 2017-18, it's not difficult to imagine their blue line infused with the five players who were among the prospects at the team's development camp on Tuesday. Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Robert Hagg: Together, they form the core of what may be the Flyers' future identity.
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July 9, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE wasn't bothered by the physical constraints in recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He wasn't really concerned with not being on the ice; just being able to be 100 percent when he returned was paramount. Above all else, the most difficult part was just being alone, said the Flyers' third round pick in 2012. So he got by - excuse the Beatles reference - with a little help from his friends, one family member and another of the "man's best friend" variety.
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July 8, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers will get an up-close-and-personal look at promising defenseman Ivan Provorov and other prospects when they open their six-day development camp Tuesday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Provorov, selected seventh overall in the NHL draft last month, signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Flyers last week and will be given a chance to make the team during training camp in September. The 18-year-old believes he is NHL-ready and is eager to begin camp. "I'm real excited to get to meet the guys and to get to know the coaching staff and all the trainers," Provorov said from his hotel in Voorhees on Monday.
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July 5, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers finally made it official Friday and named Kim Dillabaugh as their goalie coach, as was reported last week. Dillabaugh, 37, spent eight seasons with Los Angeles, where he worked in a goaltender-development role for the club. Dillabaugh worked with Flyers general manager Ron Hextall when he was an assistant GM with the Kings. Hextall called his latest hire a "highly dedicated and intelligent" coach who has a "proven track record. " Dillabaugh, who never played in the NHL, contributed to the development of Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier, and Martin Jones, while also working with goaltenders at the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and prospects playing elsewhere in professional and amateur hockey.
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July 4, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For those expecting general manager Ron Hextall to continue his magic and quickly make the Flyers a contender, well, reality struck when the first day of free agency arrived Wednesday and the team was able to add only a backup goaltender. In other words, it's going to take Hextall time to climb out of the salary-cap hole he inherited. The Flyers have about $4.5 million in cap space and still need to re-sign restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto. The Flyers made a $1.3 million qualifying offer to the defenseman, but a much heftier, multiyear deal is being discussed.
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July 3, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
AFTER THE FLYERS cleared cap space in a trade with Arizona last weekend, adding Sam Gagner to the mix, the general question around Flyerland was: What forward comes next? Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said that upgrading the skill level up front was crucial for the team's offseason. And after two days of free agency, Gagner might be that upgrade after all. He also might be the only player the Flyers add to their first three lines this summer, barring any trades. "He is a very skilled forward," Hextall said of Gagner.
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July 3, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
AFTER ALL the wheeling and dealing Ron Hextall did in the five days leading up to yesterday, the Flyers general manager was one of the least active executives on the NHL's opening day of free agency. The free-agent signing period began at noon and the Flyers locked in one of their priorities - a backup goalie to Steve Mason - in just under an hour, signing Michal Neuvirth to a reported two-year, $3.25 million contract with a cap hit of $1.625 million. That left them about $4.5 million under the $71.4 million cap ceiling for the Flyers to spend on a "skilled forward" - another of Hextall's priorities entering the offseason - and a deal with restricted free-agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto.
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July 3, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers signed backup goalie Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday and gained an insurance policy in case starter Steve Mason has another injury-plagued season. Both goalies were selected in the 2006 draft. Neuvirth was chosen by Washington in the second round with the 34th overall pick, 35 slots before Mason, who went in the third round (69th overall) to Columbus. The Flyers signed Neuvirth to a two-year deal for $3.25 million, with an annual salary-cap hit of $1.625 million. Neuvirth, 27, a Czech Republic native, spent last season with Buffalo and the New York Islanders, and has a seven-year career record of 66-63-17 with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.
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July 3, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
LESS IS MORE. No other phrase better sums up the 14-month tenure of Ron Hextall as Flyers general manager than this. Whether we are discussing getting two second-round draft picks from the Blackhawks for the now-retired Kimmo Timonen, first- and third-rounders and a much cheaper defenseman from Tampa in exchange for Braydon Coburn and the contract that pays him $4.5 million next season, getting a third-rounder in 2017 from Boston for one-goal scorer...
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July 2, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center Sam Gagner is staying with the Flyers and it seems like a low-risk, high-reward gamble. The Flyers' free-agency plans came into better focus Tuesday when they decided to retain Gagner, who was acquired Saturday from Arizona. Gagner, 25, has underachieved during his eight-year career but led Coyotes forwards in goals (15) and points (41) last season. He could center the second line or play wing. General manager Ron Hextall had been considering buying out Gagner's contract.
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